Jeff Bray

Executive Director

Jeff joined the Downtown Victoria Business Association, first as the interim Executive Director in November 2017. He joined the association permanently in April 2018.

Jeff Bray grew up in Vancouver, B.C. After graduating from UBC, he embarked on a 13-year career with the BC government. In 2001, Jeff was elected the MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill. More recently, Jeff was the Manager of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Shaw in BC. Community-oriented, Jeff is the Co-Chair of the Coalition to End Homelessness, Vice-Chair of the Royal BC Museum Foundation, President of the Former MLA Association of BC, and Vice-President of the North Quadra Community Association.

Phone: 250-386-2239
Email: jeff@downtownvictoria.ca

 

 

Alison Gair

Executive Assistant

Alison Gair has been with the DVBA since 2006. Alison manages the administration of the office and works with the team to provide support for ongoing projects. The voice on the phone and the friendly face you see in the office, Alison is an integral part of the team with a strong background in all things downtown.  

Phone: 250-386-2238
Email: alison@downtownvictoria.ca

 

 

Rob Caunter

Clean Team Manager

Rob Caunter has been with the DVBA for 12 years and manages the seven-person Clean Team. When not in the office, Rob can be found meeting with business, property owners, and the City of Victoria to keep our downtown streets clean and safe. Rob is the staff liaison for the association’s Clean, Safe, and Sustainable Committee. To find out more about Rob and Clean Team’s positive impact on downtown, go here.  

The Clean Team is on duty from 8 am until 4 pm every weekday.

  • City of Victoria – 250-361-0466 – public property
  • DVBA – 250-386-2238* – private property within the DVBA boundary. View our Boundary map.

*If the Clean Team is unable to remove graffiti, they will offer alternative removal options – including providing free labour to paint over the tag if your business and/or property provides the paint. Call our team today.

Phone: 250-386-2238
Email: rob@downtownvictoria.ca

 

 

Christine Wood

Marketing Manager

Christine joins the DVBA after running her own strategic communications and marketing consultancy. Over the past 15+ years, through full-time roles and consulting work, she has overseen brand identity, created content, delivered digital marketing strategies, and built communities for everything from small businesses to large public sector organizations. She and her husband share their home with one extraordinary girl, two overactive Australian Shepherds, and a lifetime collection of books.

Phone: 250-386-2217
Email: christine@downtownvictoria.ca

 

 

Becca Blachut

Marketing Specialist

Becca is a recent graduate from the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. Previous to her role at the DVBA, she worked in hospitality and for the government. Becca began working for Downtown Victoria as an intern, writing the weekly events newsletter and curating events. She was promoted to permanent, full-time Marketing Specialist and loves her job for its variety and for the wonderful people she meets daily. Born and raised in Vancouver, Becca is an avid environmentalist pursuing a zero-waste lifestyle. She lives for the summer when she goes on overnight hiking trips all over Vancouver Island and the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

Phone: 250-386-2217

Email: becca@downtownvictoria.ca

 

 

Maggie Caravaca

Culture and Events Manager

Maggie comes to the DVBA with a passion for arts and culture, creating community, and uniting strangers in events that bring joy and inspiration. She is a recent immigrant from Portland, Oregon, and has felt a strong connection to Victoria since the moment she stepped off the Coho Ferry. Maggie has a long history of culture and event programming for local governments and non-profit organizations — from leading arts councils and running municipal arts centres, to acting professionally and leading theatre companies. Maggie has a BA in English Literature and Theatre Arts from Western Oregon University, and an MFA in Theatre Performance from UNLV. In her free time, she loves engaging in all sorts of arts and culture, hiking and biking and generally being outdoors, paddling with her beloved Dragonboat team, the Vic Vixens (go Vixens!), and getting up to all sorts of mischief with her amazing wife and energetic dog.

Phone: 250-940-2199
Email: maggie@downtownvictoria.ca